2019 Post Christmas Format Change Watchlist

Confirmed Changes

Q102 the Queen Bee WNUQ WPFQ Pretoria Fields AlbanyAlbany GA – Pretoria Fields Collective Media will launchQ102 The Queen Bee” WPFQ on January 6 on what is currently Country “102.1 Nash Icon” WNUQ Sylvester GA.

Green Bay WI – Educational Media Foundation will close on its purchase of 104.9 WPCK Denmark/Green Bay WI and flip the currently stunting “Christmas 104.9” to either Christian AC “K-Love” or Contemporary Worship “Air 1” on an unknown date.

Tyler/Longview TX – Educational Radio Foundation of East Texas will launch Spanish Christian “Fuzión“ on 102.3 KLJT Jacksonville and 103.1 KMPA Pittsburg TX and Christian Preaching “The Well” on 94.3 KZXM Bullard and 95.3 KFRO-FM Gilmer TX in January.

Announced Changes To Unknown Formats

December 26

98.1 Billings Christmas Station 730 KYYABillings MT – Desert Mountain Broadcasting News/Talk 730 KYYA used the launch of translator 98.1 K251CI to become “Billings’ Christmas Station” ahead of a new format launch after the holidays.

Mansfield OH – iHeartMedia’s “Christmas 107.7” WXXF Loudonville will launch its new permanent format after breaking its simulcast of “102.3 The Fox” WFXN-FM Galion.

Wausau WI – 100.5 WAVL Rothschild will become “Wave 100.5” with an unannounced format after its previous Sports format moved to 1230 WXCO.

Rudolph's Radio 92.5 101.7 960 WSVU West Palm BeachWest Palm Beach FL – VCMG Live will debut a new format on 960 WSVU North Palm Beach/92.5 W233CJ West Palm Beach/101.7 W269DS North Palm Beach FL on the current “Rudolph’s Radio

Willmar MN – Ingstad Mediactive’s “97.3 Happy Holidays” KRVY-FM Starbuck will launch a new format for the former AC “97.3 The River”.

January 1

Pensacola FL – ADX Communications’ “Christmas Radio 94.5” W233CM/WYCT-HD2 Pensacola will debut its new brand to replace Sports “ESPN Pensacola” after that moved to 1330 WEBY/99.1 W256DL.

Other Potential Changes

Christmas 102.5 My 102.5 WMYI Greenville SpartanburgErie PA – iHeartMedia AC “95.9 Lite-FM” WLTM Mina NY is currently operating as “Christmas 95.9“.

Greenville SC – iHeartMedia AC “My 102.5” WMYI eliminated its branding and airstaff when it became “Christmas 102.5“.

Jonesboro AR – East Arkansas Broadcasters “94.1 Reindeer Radio“ 94.1 K231BV/101.7 KIYS-HD2 will launch a new format to replace Rock “94.1 The Buzz”.

Louisville KY – iHeartMedia Hot AC “100.5 Kiss-FM” WLGX dropped its branding and became “Christmas 100.5” the day before Thanksgiving.

Sun Valley ID – Magic Valley Media AAA 94.5 KSKI began stunting as “Sun Valley’s Official Christmas Music Station” on November 1.

Youngstown OH – Cumulus Media Oldies “Z104” 103.9 WWIZ Middlesex PA has been stunting as “Christmas 104“ since becoming the first all-Christmas station this year.

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2 Comments
  1. John Gallagher says


    Living in Erie, I can tell you the signal for 95-9 Lite FM barely reaches the city of Erie if at all. There really isn’t a format hole in the market either so it would be interesting what they would flip to.

    1. kangaroo 25 says


      I totally agree with you. I don’t live in Erie but I know that the signal is barely audible if at all because there is a LPFM station on the exact same frequency right in downtown Erie so it blocks out 95-9 Lite FM. Why the original owners but the station on the frequency in the first place since they were trying to target Erie and they knew that there was a LPFM on 95.9 already I don’t understand.

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